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12/21/2011

NOM EXPOSED: Why Does the National Organization for Marriage Not Have a Federal PAC? Too Few Members. NOM Exposed: Why Does the National Organization for Marriage Not Have a Federal PAC? Too Few Members.

by Jeremy Hooper
Nomexposed-28This post was written by HRC’s Assistant General Counsel, Darrin Hurwitz.

Establishing a federal PAC is a rite of passage for an advocacy organization in Washington, a sign that the organization wishes to be actively involved in supporting candidates who share its values. Virtually every major national organization involved in elections has one, including the National Rifle Association, Family Research Council, Sierra Club and HRC (the latter which began its existence solely as a federal PAC in 1980). These PACs raise funds from individual members and make contributions to candidates for Congress and President. In fact, organizations that wish to make contributions must do so through a PAC because direct contributions are prohibited by law.

KEEP READING: Legal Brief: Why Does the National Organization for Marriage Not Have a Federal PAC? Too Few Members. [NOM Exposed]

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